TG Escapes Blog – Residential

The latest articles from the TG Escapes team. Read on to keep up to date on the latest innovations and stories in the world of modular eco building for residential purposes.

Deal or No Deal

  There is little doubt that the protracted Brexit debacle is weighing heavily on confidence generally which is feeding through into reduced housing market activity in many parts of the UK. Added to this are a persistently high inflation rate and the threat of further...

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Jane Wharton’s Art Studio

Recently, one of our Garden Escape customers got in touch with us just to say how much she loved her art studio. Having heard from several customers of garden gyms, annexes and offices, we haven’t spoken to an art studio owner before, so we thought we’d give her a...

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The Boomerang Generation

Definitions: Millennial - “a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.” Boomerang - “to come back or return, as a boomerang.”   There is no doubt that life is tough for young adults in the current economic climate. High house prices, soaring rents,...

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Mindful Solitude in the Garden

“Spend some time alone every day.” Dalai Lama Modern society has a tendency to measure success by the accumulation of wealth, power and belongings and to gauge a person’s usefulness by their busyness. If we are not furiously multi-tasking and chasing the next marker...

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Get up with the birds in your garden room

As winter retreats and spring makes its welcome appearance, our days lengthen and temperatures begin to rise, both of which send a clear signal to the birds that breeding season has arrived. From March until July, the male songbirds compete to secure a mate and defend...

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Full of the Joys of Spring

To be full of the joys of Spring, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is to be lively and cheerful. At this time, with the spring equinox and with the clocks springing forward, it is perhaps a good time to contemplate the why and how of springtime joyfulness....

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Spruce up your eco-building to make it good as new

There are very good reasons why we clad most of our buildings in red cedar. It is beautiful, durable, environmentally friendly and sustainable. Cedar has a considerable naturally resistance to decay and should last a good 40 or 50 years without the need for any...

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Reboot Your New Year

The festive season is fast approaching and our minds are awash with Christmas preparations: food to procure and prepare; gifts to buy, wrap and dispatch; decorations and diplomacy; family and friends. The lists are endless, but before we know it the scraps of paper...

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Super Moon and Other Natural Spectacles

When a new moon coincides with its closest elliptical approach to Earth, we are treated to what is known as a supermoon: looming bright and huge in the night sky. This week has treated us to the most spectacular supermoon seen in British skies for over 70 years….or...

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A Garden Room For All Seasons

A room in the garden doesn’t need to be used only as a summer house. Choosing an ecologically friendly supplier such as TG Escapes, with energy efficiency incorporated into every aspect of their buildings’ design, can give you a room to enjoy whatever the time of...

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5 Ways a Garden Room Can Make Summer Special

With summer officially over, and most kids back at school, you are probably left breathless at the speed with which it passed. A lucky few will have loved every moment of precious quality time with their families; some will have enjoyed certain high points and many of...

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